Last weekend Collin Morikawa landed his second Major title victory in just eight attempts with his win at the British Open Golf Championship.
Now you’d be forgiven for thinking that this would mean that golf betting may take a secondary seat to other sports this week, but at BetRivers Sportsbook, nothing could be further from the truth.
That’s because they are running a special offer this week on the 3M Open, which could well see customers that take up the offer receive free $20 bets to use on the forthcoming Olympic Golf tournaments in Japan.
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What Is The 3M Open?
The 3M Open is a tournament that takes place this week at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, Minnesota. It is a relatively new addition to the US PGA Tour having only been contested for the first time back in 2019.
It took over the from the 3M Championship, which had been part of the PGA Tour since 1993 to 2018 and which had been hosted at TPC Twin Cities since 2001.
Matthew Wolff landed the inaugural win at the tournament in 2019 and last year it was fellow American Michael Thompson who pocketed the $1,188,000 top prize beating Adam Long by two shots.
What Is The Deal At BetRivers?
Then for every $100 you wager in real money on the 3M Open, BetRivers will reward you with a $20 Free Bet which you can use on the forthcoming Olympic Golf tournament (more on that later in the post).
You can earn up to a maximum of $100 in Free Bets in total, equating to five $20 Free Bets through this offer.
You must also ensure that if you place a parlay bet for this offer, that all legs included on the parlay must be from the 3M Open for it to qualify as a bet.
Also, any house specials offered on the 3M Open will not count if backed towards your $100 target to receive your free bet.
So why would you want some free bets to use on the Olympic Golf tournament? We take a closer look at this Olympic event for a bit more detail.
Olympic Golf Tournaments
A total of 60 men and 60 women will compete in their respective tournaments in Japan for an Olympic Gold medal for golf, with 36 countries represented in the women’s event and 35 in the men’s it offers golfers from all over the world a chance to represent their country.
The United States have a strong representation in both tournaments with Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa, Xander Schauffele and Bryson DeChambeau going for gold in the men’s event, while in the women’s current World Number 1 Nelly Korda will join Danielle Kang, Lexi Thompson and Jessica Korda as the U.S. medal prospects.
Japan’s hopes will on the shoulders of Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama in the men’s event and Nasa Hataoka in the women’s.
Both fields are extremely strong and although an individual event, representing your country for a gold medal makes this a very different tournament compared to a typical tour event.
Justin Rose of Great Britain won gold in Rio, with Henrik Stenson taking silver and Matt Kuchar bronze. Inbee Park won gold for South Korea in the women’s tournament in Rio, Lydia Ko of New Zealand in second and Shanshan Feng of China in third.
The tournament will take place at the Kasumigaseki Country Club East Course, with the men’s four rounds being played from the 29th July to the 1st August, while the women’s tournament will be played from the 4th to the 7th August.